Head of international change management
Apollo Global Management
Heli Khandelia is head of international change management at Apollo Global Management. She is responsible for managing and delivering a of changes across various business areas in Europe. Khandelia has delivered a range of large-scale, cross-functional business change and regulatory programmes. Her expertise covers multiple asset classes, building and managing high-performing teams and leading multi-disciplined projects from inception to delivery. Khandelia has worked for global banks and consulting firms such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds and KPMG. She is skilled in programme and project management, governance, regulatory risk and compliance, business change, operations and technology. Khandelia holds a master's degree in applied computing technologies from Northumbria University.
Foreign exchange and macro strategist, Emea
Geoff Yu is foreign exchange and macro strategist for Emea at BNY Mellon Markets. A proven analyst and commentator on FX markets and asset allocation, he is also a specialist on economic and political developments in China. Yu formerly served as UK chief information officer at UBS Wealth Management and as a senior FX strategist for UBS Investment Bank. Raised in the UK and China, he holds a double bachelor's degree from Carleton College in the USA and a master of science degree in finance from the London School of Economics.
Global head of markets and regional head of research, the UK, and central and eastern Europe
Chris Turner is global head of markets and regional head of research for the UK, and central and eastern Europe. He and his team provide short- and medium-term foreign exchange recommendations for ING's corporate and institutional client base. Prior to joining ING in 2005, he was a senior partner and head of FX research at IDEAglobal, a research consultancy specialising in independent financial market research for the investment banking, hedge fund and central bank community. Turner holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and accounting from Bristol University.
Jerome Kemp is president of Baton Systems. Prior to his current tenure, Jerome was an independent consultant and senior advisor to the company. Kemp has over 35 years’ experience in capital markets and has previously held the position of global head of futures, clearing and collateral at Citi, with his responsibilities expanding in 2018 to cover the bank’s foreign exchange prime brokerage business. During this time, he built the cleared derivatives business to a position of global leadership. Kemp also spent 18 years at JP Morgan, where he rose to global co-head of the futures and options and over-the-counter clearing business. He was chair of the Futures Industry Association Board from 2018 to 2020. Kemp holds a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University and a master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Global head of institutional sales
Roland White is global head of institutional sales at LMAX Exchange. He is responsible for advancing LMAX Exchange's global growth agenda in the institutional segment, leading the institutional sales team and deepening relationships with institutions internationally. White has 28 years of institutional foreign exchange expertise and a wealth of capital markets experience from a career spent leading FX sales and trading desks at major global banks and FX brokers. Prior to joining LMAX Exchange, he was head of electronic FX sales at Commerzbank and led international sales teams at EBS, Cognotec, Reuters, Citigroup and Standard Chartered. In addition, White served as vice-president of the financial markets association, ACI UK, between 2002 and 2007.
Global markets deputy editor
Risk.net and FX Markets
Joe Parsons is deputy editor on the markets desk. He was formerly deputy editor at Global Custodian, and prior to that was at The Trade.
Global head of pre-sales
John Stead is global head of pre-sales at smartTrade Technologies. He and his team are responsible for understanding client business requirements and showing how smartTrade can add long-term demonstrable value. Stead has over 15 years of experience in e-FX, working with sell-side clients, real money, brokers and hedge funds. As well as FX, he is particularly focused on the crypto market, the synergies between the asset classes and the benefits it can bring to the wider industry.
Head of execution risk
Schonfeld Strategic Advisors
Hasan Amjad is head of execution risk at Schonfeld Strategic Advisors and is responsible for the identification and mitigation of risk for all aspects of execution across the firm. He has over 10 years of experience building financial execution infrastructure and holds a PhD in computer science and masters of science degree in mathematics from Cambridge and Oxford.
Senior investment strategist
Vontobel Asset Management
Sven Schubert is senior investment strategist in the multi-asset investment department at Vontobel Asset Management. He joined the organisation in July 2011 as a currency specialist and economist for emerging markets. Prior to joining Vontobel, Schubert worked at Credit Suisse Private Banking for over six years, as an emerging markets and FX strategist. In 2005 he joined Credit Suisse's PhD programme and worked as emerging markets economist. From 2000 to 2004, Schubert worked in various positions for Dresdner Bank, the German Institute of Economic Research and the Max Planck Institute. He holds a master's degree and PhD in economics from the Free University of Berlin.
Richard de Roos
Head of corporate and investment banking operations
Richard de Roos is head of corporate and investment banking operations at Standard Bank. He joined the Standard Bank foreign exchange dealing team in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1985 before being transferred to Botswana as head of global markets in 1992. De Roos returned to South Africa in 1995, working in various capacities in FX sales before being appointed head of FX sales in 2000 and then head of FX in 2006. He assumed responsibility for liquid FX in Standard Bank’s international offices in 2010, and in 2014 was tasked with the responsibility for FX in Standard Bank’s 'rest of Africa' businesses. In 2017 he was appointed group head of FX, taking responsibility for all aspects of FX Across the Standard Bank Group.
Member, governing board
Swiss National Bank
Andrea Maechler is a member of the governing board at the Swiss National Bank (SNB), the first woman to occupy a board position. She is also head of the bank's Department III (money markets, foreign exchange, asset management, banking operations and IT). Maechler's early career took her to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the UN Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as an economist at the SNB Financial Stability unit. Maechler then moved to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she occupied a number of senior positions. From 2012 to 2014, during a sabbatical from the IMF, she worked for the European Systemic Risk Board. Upon returning to the IMF, she was appointed deputy division chief in the global markets analysis division. Maechler studied economics at the University of Toronto, and then at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, where she obtained her master's degree in international economics. Following a period of study at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Public Administration in Lausanne, she obtained a PhD in international economics from the University of California, in 2000. Maechler is a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.
Global head of FX algo execution
Asif Razaq is an experienced foreign exchange algo trader with over 15 years of experience developing electronic trading platforms. He has a masters of science degree in artificial intelligence (AI) and joined BNP Paribas from Citi, where he worked on various initiatives including e-FX pricing engines and algorithmic trading. Utilising his experience in AI, Razaq developed and launched Cortex iX, a cutting-edge FX algorithmic execution platform that has been highly acclaimed by clients and industry experts globally.
Managing director and global head of foreign exchange prime brokerage
Dave Reid is managing director and global head of foreign exchange prime brokerage at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, he was at Citi for 12 years where he was responsible for prime brokerage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia. Before this he held roles in prime brokerage and e-FX at AIG Financial Products, Atriax and ANZ Investment Bank, and derivatives sales and trading roles for Swiss Bank Corporation.
Head of FICC execution services, Emea and global e-FX sales
Head of FX product sales
Tobias is responsible for FX Product Sales at Eurex. In this capacity, he oversees all sales activities for listed FX derivatives and OTC NDF Clearing. Before, he held various positions within the FX derivatives team since 2017 focusing on business development, product design and commercialization.
Tobias started his professional career with Eurex Sales Asia in 2013 to work on major strategic trading and clearing projects.
Global head of fixed income and currencies quantitative trading
Roel is the global head of fixed income and currencies quantitative trading at Deutsche Bank. He started his industry career as a quant in electronic cash equity trading in 2006 and subsequently held various roles in electronic FX spot trading, including co-head of the business. Oomen holds a PhD in econometrics, is a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics and has been published widely on the econometric analysis of high-frequency data and FX trading.
Global head of risk and operations
Loic Moreau is global head of risk and operations at LCH ForexClear. He is responsible for overseeing the global risk and operations teams in London, New York and Sydney. Before joining ForexClear as a risk manager in 2011, Moreau developed risk and trading pricing models at Barclays. His previous roles include consultancy work at Crédit Agricole, where he focused on risk and trading implementation. Moreau holds a degree in economics, specialising in post-trade finance from Lumière University Lyon 2, where he now lectures.
Managing Director, Global Head of FX Products
Paul Houston serves as CME Group’s Managing Director, Global Head of FX Products. He is responsible for leading the development, execution and management of the exchange's FX business globally. He is based in London.
Prior to joining the company in April 2016, Houston most recently worked for Deutsche Bank in London where he was Head of FX & Fixed Income Prime Brokerage and Listed Derivatives Client Solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In that role, he delivered a range of FX, OTC rates and credit clearing, listed derivatives clearing and execution products and services to institutional clients including hedge funds, asset managers and banks.
Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2012, Houston ran global FX and fixed income prime brokerage teams at a number of banks including Credit Suisse, RBS and JP Morgan Chase in London and New York. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Director of applied data science
Head of trading
Head of foreign exchange and commodity advisory, Zurich
Head of Emea foreign exchange trading
Head of macroeconomic research
AXA Investment Managers
David Page is head of macroeconomic research at AXA Investment Managers. He manages a global team of 10 economists and strategists, is a regular guest on Bloomberg TV and other global media. Page joined AXA Investment Managers in July 2014 as a senior economist to provide economics coverage on US and UK economies. He has written extensively on the US economy, covering elections, fundamental monetary policy debates and issues of fiscal stimulus. Before joining AXA Investment Managers, Page worked for four years at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking as a senior economist, primarily covering the UK economy. During this time, he was twice voted the top forecaster in the region in 2011 and 2012 (and came third in 2013). Prior to this, Page worked for 10 years at Investec Bank as a global economist, primarily covering the UK and European economies. Before this, he spent five years in the Government Economic Service, initially working for the energy regulator before joining the UK Debt Management Office – an executive agency of HM Treasury – at its inception in 1998, considering issues of primary issuance for the UK gilt market. Page holds a masters of science degree in economics from the University of Warwick, UK and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of York.
Head of macro policy research
State Street Global Advisors
Elliot Hentov is head of macro policy research in State Street Global Advisors' global macro team. He is responsible for research and thought leadership, linking policy impulses to financial markets and economics, and is the company's chief geopolitical strategist. Hentov joined State Street from Standard & Poor's sovereign ratings group where he was a director and lead analyst for sovereigns and government-related entities in central, eastern and Mediterranean Europe. Before that, he served as a political affairs officer at the UN's headquarters in New York, advising senior officials on political and economic issues in the Middle East and Europe. Hentov holds a PhD from Princeton University and a master's degree in international affairs from Georgetown University and has authored publications in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Business Times, Foreign Policy, and Washington Quarterly. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London and a non-resident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.
Hilltop Walk Consulting
Head of crypto trading
Tom Rees is head of crypto trading at Eisler Capital.He focuses on on a variety of systematic and discretionary strategies. Prior to joining Eisler, Rees spent seven years at Deutsche Bank as an e-FX quant trader.
Director, business consulting
David Woolcock is a director of business consulting at Eurobase and runs his own consultancy company. He has held senior industry roles as chair of the Committee for Professionalism and as vice-chair of the Foreign Exchange Committee at ACI. Woolcock has also served as a member of the Market Participants Group. From 2011, Woolcock took responsibility for ACI’s model code, producing several rewrites to keep it up to date with market developments. Having worked for banks in the FX markets from 1977 to 2003, specialising in e-FX from 1998, he established his own consultancy business. Woolcock then spent 10 years at FXall, leaving to become global head of sales and business development at Eurobase before returning to his consultancy specialising in strategic advisory, regulatory affairs and e-FX, and worked as an expert witness in high-profile FX cases.
European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA)
Alexander McDonald has been CEO of European Venues and Intermediaries Association (“EVIA”), since 2009. In the decade until 2020 he was also responsible for SONIA which was subsequently taken over by Bank of England as the UK RFR. Prior to joining WMBA, Alex has spent his career as Managing Director in the Treasury and Trading divisions of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, before moving into Fund Management where he worked for Bluecrest, Olea and BSAM as either Portfolio Manager or Principle. He holds an MA from Cambridge University in Geophysics/Geochemistry. He has over twenty years of experience as a market maker, franchise leader, macro trader and portfolio manager, focusing on risk in commodities, fixed income and currencies worldwide. Additionally, he was a director, in charge of Emerging Markets and currency trading at CSFB for eight years, and prior to that he was Executive Director at Goldman Sachs on their fixed-income proprietary trading desk. He joined JP Morgan in 1988 and subsequently traded with and managed their futures, fixed income arbitrage and FX teams.
Global Trade Services Operations Consultant
Global head G10 FX flow options trading
Credit Agricole CIB